Bride Marries Wedding Guest After Groom Goes Missing

One recent bride made the most of an unfortunate situation after her wedding went awry. After her groom unexpectedly disappeared, she went through with the wedding—albeit with another man.

The Tribune reported that the incident took place on Monday in the town of Maharajpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. According to the news outlet, the couple had just completed their jaimala, or exchange of garlands, when the groom went missing. At the time, their families were getting ready for the main ceremony.

The bride was apparently distressed by the news. Family members reportedly searched for the groom in a state of frenzy, but he was nowhere to be found. Eventually, it became clear that the groom had not gone missing under mysterious conditions—rather, he had purposely fled the scene for reasons still unknown.

Finally, one of the groom's guests suggested that the marriage continue, but this time, with a suitable wedding guest as the groom. The bride's family deliberated the pool of potential husbands in the groom's wedding party, called a baraat, and settled on an eligible suitor. There, at that same venue, the bride married her new groom.

According to The Tribune, the bride's family filed a complaint against the groom and his family after the wedding. An official reportedly released a statement on the matter:

"We have received a complaint in this regard from both the bride and groom sides. While the bride's side has sought suitable action against the groom and his family members, the groom's father, Dharampal, in his complaint, has sought police help to trace his missing son. Investigations are continuing in this regard."

In other strange nuptial news, a Spanish judge recently refused to marry a couple because of the outfits they chose to wear on their big day. The groom, Juan Alberto, reportedly wore a Jack Sparrow costume to the wedding, including the fictional pirate's long locks and hat. However, the judge told Alberto that he had to dress "properly" in order for him to officiate the marriage.

Meanwhile, a Reddit post on Monday went viral after it detailed one future-bride's outrageous list of demands for her bridal party. Specifically, she requested that her bridesmaids drop several clothing sizes, to a size eight, and asked for $500 donations towards her honeymoon, among other demands. The author of the Reddit post reportedly dropped out of the bridal party following the exchange.

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A detail image from the wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma in Lima, Peru, 2018. After her groom fled the scene, a bride in India replaced him with a member of his own wedding party. Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images